Digital, Operations, and Innovation: The Evolving Roles, Responsibilities of the Healthcare CIO
In shifting from siloed tech leader to a member of the executive team, initiatives revolve around the consumer experience. While priorities once were maintenance and installations, they now range from digital solutions for patient engagement, data management and security, and artificial intelligence. And this was all before the pandemic was on anyone’s radar.
It has become a common theme of healthcare CIOs taking on additional tasks and positions, even aspects that do not normally connect like business decisions.
However, the pandemic catalyzed the evolving role as the need for telehealth, remote patient monitoring, innovative strategies, and mass vaccination management became integral to the survival of health systems.